Local man stabbed after attacking a woman, hitting man with a hammer

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SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local man has been arrested after police say he attacked a woman, knocking her unconscious, and then attacked another man with a hammer.

Officials with the Springfield police department say they were contacted by Bay County EMS Sunday around 1 a.m. Emergency responders reported that there had been a disturbance at a home in Springfield and that at least one person was injured.

When officers arrived to the home, the residents and a witness told them a man named "Bennie" had been at the home and hit the woman knocking her unconscious. Police say a man came to her aid and Bennie began hitting that man with a hammer.

In self defense, the man pulled out a folding pocket knife and stabbed Bennie. Bennie then left the home..

Police later found and identified Bennie Lee Teague, 36, who lives in Oakland Terrace.

Teague was treated at Bay Medical Sacred Heart for minor stab wound. He was arrested and taken to the Bay County Jail with a charge of aggravated battery.